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Mark Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many television signal reception installers had signed up to the Registered Digital Installer scheme at 30 April 2007, broken down by ITV region. 
|ITV region||Enrolled/registered for training||Registered digital installers (RDIs)||Associate RDIs|
The Associate RDI Scheme, which is mentioned in the table, has been launched by the RDI Licensing Body as a temporary measure given the need for consumers to be able to identify honest and reliable aerial installers in the interim before significant numbers of installers gain full RDI qualification. Associate RDIs have met the following criteria:
have enrolled or given a commitment to enrol for relevant NVQ training;
have undertaken and met the requirements of a suitable Working at Heights course;
have a minimum of one years relevant work experience within the aerial industry;
provided evidence of a satisfactory Basic Criminal Records Disclosure and Public Liability insurance.
Paul Farrelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) former miners and (b) members of families of former miners in (i) North Staffordshire, (ii) Newcastle-under-Lyme and (iii) the UK have (A) made claims, (B) received interim payments and (C) accepted final settlements in respect of compensation for (1) chronic bronchitis and emphysema or other respiratory diseases, (2) vibration white finger, (3) carpal tunnel syndrome and (4) pneumoconiosis; how much has been paid in respect of each category; and how many claims of each type in each area have yet to be settled in full. 
Margaret Hodge: The following table shows the information requested. We can only provide figures by constituency or postcode. Figures for north Staffordshire are not available. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) covers chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
|(1) The figures include almost 5,000 overseas claims.|
The Department is unable to identify those COPD claims which include a pneumoconiosis element. However, under the coal workers pneumoconiosis scheme we have received 90,571 claims, 89,418 of which have been settled by payment. We are unable to provide specific data for the Newcastle-under-Lyme constituency, nor provide the split between miners and their families.
Mr. Hague: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations the Government has received from the United States Administration on UK export credit guarantees to Iran since January; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hague: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many UK export credit guarantees were issued by the Export Credits Guarantee Department on contracts with the National Iranian Oil Company in each of the last five years; and what the value was of each guarantee. 
Mr. McCartney: ECGD has provided support for contracts with National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) in the last five years. National Petrochemical Company (NPC) is a subsidiary of NIOC and figures in the table detail NIOC and NPC contracts supported by ECGD:
|Number of NIOC contracts supported by ECGD||Number of NPC subsidiary contracts supported by ECGD||Total number of contracts supported, including NPC subsidiary contracts||Value of NIOC contracts supported by ECGD (£)||Value of NPC subsidiary contracts supported by ECGD (£)||Total value of contracts supported, including NPC subsidiary contracts (£)|
Mr. Darling: The Companies Act inspection is ongoing. My Department meets regularly with the inspectors and monitors progress. The inspection will be completed as quickly as possible, consistent with a need to be thorough and fair.
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